Everyone loves smoothies! We all have that special mix of fruits and veggies that makes us go bananas on trying its flavor.
However, despite being delicious, the smoothies are extremely healthy, too and they can help us prevent and cure many health issues.
Below we offer a recipe of how to make a smoothie that can help you eliminate inflammation and pain.
LET’S PREPARE THAT SMOOTHIE!
These are the ingredients:
– 2 ribs of celery
– ½ Pineaple
– 1 head of Romaine lettuce
– One thumb-sized piece of ginger
– And a handful of cilantro
To satisfy your curiosity, read what each of these ingredients does for your health.
Pineapple: Boosts the immune system, improves and maintains bone strength, promotes eye health, is full of pain-reducing enzymes. It also contains high amounts of manganese, thiamine and B vitamin.
Celery: Decreases inflammation, protects and improves the liver health, helps you lose weight, encourages digestion and has anti-bacterial properties. It contains a molecule known as apigenin. Thanks to this molecule, celery can reduce certain inflammatory markers and improve the function of the immune system.
Romaine Lettuce: promotes weight loss, improves the function of the digestive tract, helps maintain muscle and bone strength, boosts the immune system and protects your cardiovascular system. It is low in fiber but it contains high amounts of minerals like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. It also contains vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and beta-carotene.
Cilantro (coriander): helps you decrease skin inflammation, reduces cholesterol levels, normalizes your blood pressure, treats diarrhea, possesses anti-allergic properties, prevents anemia, improves the health of your bones, and improves the function of the digestion system.
According to a recent study, if you consume cilantro more often, you will prevent numerous health problems including diabetes, heart disease and the risk of obesity.
Ginger: reduces inflammatory markers, alleviates nausea, relieves pain, improves the function of the respiratory system, improves your appetite, eliminates flue and cold, improves the health of your heart.
This smoothie includes only five ingredients, but it is powerful against curing inflammation mainly because all the ingredients contain high concentrations of anti-inflammatory properties. This drink should be also prepared during the cold and flu seasons because it maintains and improves the function of the immune system.
Note: The pineapple has tough and fibrous texture and it may clog up your juicer. Our advice is to remove the skin and chop the fruit into smaller pieces before you put it into the juicer.